“It sounds horrible,” Hef says on the phone from the Mansion in Los Angeles, punctuating his sarcasm with a snicker.
The attitude of the local colleagues at first puzzled us, and then made us snicker in a superior way.
Each time I tried to begin a story, each time I said the word “gay” or “lesbian” or “transgender,” the gendarmes began to snicker.
If you'll tell me where the laugh comes in, I'll snicker, just to keep you company.
The sound of a snicker behind him brought a scowl to Jack's face.
There was sly nudging and smiling, a snicker from an ill-mannered page, and the only sighs were those of relief when he ended.
I looked at Sol, on the seat next to me; I thought I had heard him snicker.
"You've made a mistake," he told old Mr. Crow with a snicker.
The snicker turned into a roar of laughter, a grown man's laughter.
They snicker at my graftin', and I laugh in my sleeve, I guess, at their penetration.'
1690s, possibly of imitative origin, similar to Dutch snikken "to gasp, sob." Related: Snickered; snickering.
"a smothered laugh," 1835, from snicker (v.).